At the Strategic HR Forum: Leading Through Disruption, we will explore the critical role HR leaders play in creating a competitive advantage by finding value within the disruptive layers of the business environment.
Brigette McInnis-Day is the Chief HR Strategy & Digital Transformation Executive for SAP SuccessFactors. She spearheads an exciting new alignment in SuccessFactors' global Center of Expertise, HR Value, Solution and Technology Advisors. Brigette is also the Executive Head of SAP's Digital HR Experience team, a global program that positions SAP as the leader in Digital HR through world-class customer-centered events, promoting forward thinking HR Strategy, and creating compelling regional programs & demand management that focuses on sales conversion.
Michael Arena is the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, talent & organizational analytics, leadership development and global learning. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving organizational performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis to empirically determine talent needs across the pipeline. Arena also launched GM2020, which is a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to connect and create across the organization and was highlighted in Fast Company in 2016. In addition to his current responsibilities at GM, Arena also teaches in Penn's MS in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a dThinking coach within Stanford's dSchool.
Mr. Dean E. Carter has been Vice President of Human Resources & Shared Services at Patagonia, Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Carter provides strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams and is charged with developing initiatives to support Patagonia’s nearly 2,000 employees worldwide in carrying out its mission. He served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Talent & Human Capital Services at Sears Holdings Corporation and has supported more than 220,000 employees in the United States and Asia and partnered directly with more than 30 Business Unit President. He was the Chairman of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Foundation. In 2013, he was awarded the Top 10 Breakaway HR Leaders by the Global HR Summit.
Matt's nearly 20-year corporate journey has taken him around the world, supporting organizations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He's presently the Head of HR for a global retailer and leads a team that was recently recognized for the: 'Most Innovative Use of HR Technology' in Canada. In less than 12 months, the HR team at JYSK sourced, acquired, implemented and integrated five disparate technologies, creating their own a custom HR enterprise solution. Their digital transformation automated existing administrative tasks, transitioned the HR department to near-paperless daily operations, and enhanced the department's service to the business. Get ready for a high-energy discussion that will leave you with simple, actionable tactics.